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Active HD CCTV Receiver Balun  

Transmit your HD-SDI digital surveillance camera video over inexpensive twisted-pair cable.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Links HD-SDI surveillance cameras to monitors up to 150 feet (45 m) apart using inexpensive UTP cable instead of coax cable.
  • Installs at the receiver location and used with the IC552A installed at the camera location.
  • Guaranteed for life!

  • Further Details

  • Save on cable costs in your video surveillance systems! Choose CAT5e/6 UTP cable for point-to-point digital video instead of coax cable.
  • Power for the receiver may be provided via the remote camera power (12 VDC or 24 VAC), or via the included external 5-VDC power supply.
  • Lightweight and compact—fits next to HD-SDI monitors.
  • Extend the distance between cameras and display monitors up to 150 feet (45 m).
  • Supports digital video, optionally including embedded auto and/or time code) in surveillance systems.
  • Includes an external 5-VDC power supply.

  • Use inexpensive UTP cable instead of bulky coax to extend the distance between digital video devices. This tiny balun allows audio equipment to be connected or moved within a structured cabling environment.

    Transmit uncompressed, unencrypted digital video up to 150 feet (45 m) via unshielded copper twisted pair (UTP) in a point-to-point connection.

    Use the baluns in video surveillance systems applications.

    Link cameras to monitors using one IC552A balun and one IC553A balun.

    The baluns operate in a point-to-point configuration at a distance of up to 150 feet (45 m).

    This product includes:
  • Active HD CCTV Receiver Balun
  • External 5-VDC power supply

  • Cable Required Any 4-pair straight-pinned CAT5e or 6 cable, 24 AWG or lower
    Compatible RX Unit IC552A
    Device Targeted HD-SDI (up to 1080i) CCTV equipment that needs to bring power and control using a single UTP cable
    Distance When used with IC552A:
    500 feet (150 m), maximum for CAT5e UTP,
    500 feet (150 m), maximum for CAT6 UTP,
    100 feet (30 m), maximum using CAT5e UTP;
    150 feet (45 m), maximum for CAT6 UTP
    Enclosure ABS UL94HB fire-retardant plastic
    Environmental Operating Temperature: -13° to 140°F (-25° to +60° C);
    Storage Temperature: -40° to +185° F (-40° to +85° C);
    Humidity: Up to 95%, maximum, noncondensing
    Pin Configuration (RJ-45) Pin 7 and 8 for SDI signal;
    Pin 1 and 3, 2 and 6 for power (1 and 3 in parallel, 2 and 6 in parallel);
    Pin 4 and 5 for control
    Connectors (1) 75-ohm BNC female connector,
    (1) 4-pin terminal block for power and input
    Power Via the remote camera: 12 VDC or 24 VAC;
    Via external power supply (included): 5 VDC
    Dimensions 1"H x 2.4"W x 2.25"D (2.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm)
    Weight 2 oz. (60 g)

    NOTE: Maximum distance is a function of the receiving equipment and cable. Dedicated CAT5e/6 cables are recommended with no patch panels.

    NOTE: The IC553A balun will not work in 3G (1080p).NOTE: Must be used with a transmitter balun.

    NOTE: Must be used in pairs.

    This product works with:
  • HD CCTV Pass-Through Balun (IC552A)
  • Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.

    Quick Start Guides

    • Active HD CCTV Receiver Balun QSG
      Quick Start Guide for the IC553A (Version 1)

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The Active HD CCTV Receiver Balun comes with a standard 3 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

    Product SKU Price Quantity
    HD CCTV Pass-Through Balun IC552A $80.75
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    Weight: 0.454 lbs.
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    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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